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Young Lesbian Couple Shot in the Head in Corpus Christi, Texas. One Dead: VIDEO

A young  lesbian couple was found on Saturday in a public park near Corpus Christi on the Texas coast.  Both had been shot in the head.  One of the women is dead.  And police have no suspects or motive:

MSNBC Reports:

Mollie Judith Olgin, 19, and Mary Christine  Chapa, 18, were found in knee-deep grass in a nature area in Portland by a  couple Saturday, said Portland Police Chief Randy Wright, who confirmed to  msnbc.com details first reported by the Corpus Christi Caller Times. Olgin,  originally from Ingleside but recently living in Corpus Christi, died; Chapa, of  Sinton, was rushed to a hospital where she had surgery and was in serious but  stable condition on Sunday, local NBC affiliate kristv.com reported. Wright said  Chapa was still in the hospital on Monday…

…When asked if police had been able to  determine if the girls’ sexuality played any role in the shootings, Wright told  msnbc.com: “That’s always something that we’re looking for, but as of this  point, we have not been able to establish that that had anything to do with the  attack.”

He said they had been in communication with  Chapa. He noted all indications were that “third parties” were involved in the  assault. “If we had a name, you know, we’d be having a different conversation  right now. But we have not been able to gather enough information to identify a  suspect yet,” he said. “It appears as if … this was not just a random attack but  that’s something that we really have to develop over time.”

Violence always escalates against our community whenever we achieve some movement.  That is always why I say that our must be quick to fight and get our Equality and not drawn out bit by bit over time like it has been.

The longer it takes us to achieve LGBT equality the more time it gives every bigot and every “so called” anti-gay  religious  leader who has ever opposed marriage equality or who says that states rights  trump civil rights has time to spread lies and propaganda that can lead to violence like this.

My heart breaks for these girls.  And I grieve with their family and friends.

Two innocent victims in the battle for Equality.


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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